Energy Efficiency Design

  • 06-Aug-2018
  • 1:00 PM
  • 13-Aug-2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • Avison Young, 1120 Headquarters Plaza, North Tower, 8th Floor, Morristown, NJ 07960


  • Contact to see if your NJ business employees qualify.

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 Energy Efficiency Design

8 hour course in 2 parts


DATES: Part 1 on Monday, August 6th &
Part 2 on Monday, August 13th

TIME: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

LOCATION: Avison Young, 1120 Headquarters Plaza,

North Tower, 8th Floor, Morristown, NJ 07960

NOTE: Registration is required.
All classes listed are subject to change.

Open to the public + to qualifying grantees:

*Employees of NJ businesses may qualify to take this course fully-funded. Interested companies should contact Mary Ellen Garrigus at or 973-255-0442.*

Instructor: Jason Kliwinski, LEEDap BD&C/O&M, AIA, LEED Fellow/Faculty Partner, Green Building Center NY/NJ

Energy & Atmosphere Conservation:
Review the various aspects of energy efficient design as identified in the Energy and Atmosphere (EA) topic areas used for credits in the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) Green Building Design & Construction (GBDC) –Version 4.

Characteristics of Energy Efficient Building Design, Processes, and Technology:
Examine building envelope design and its effect on HVAC and lighting energy use, the integrated design/build process, and various technologies for providing high performance HVAC, lighting, and controls. We will also discuss the triple bottom line of sustainable design and the relationship of energy efficiency; in particular the key formula for net zero energy design.

Integrated Building Envelope, Energy Efficiency & LEED:
In depth look at high performance building envelop designs, including key principals such as orientation, massing, shading, and context in addition to specific construction types and methods. We will then review the effects of such design on overall energy demand and its place in the LEED rating system.

Design for Day lighting, Passive Solar & LEED:
In depth look at optimal design principles and methods for day lighting a building. Lighting accounts for nearly 20% of all energy use in buildings. Proper integration of day lighting, including controllability of artificial lights in conjunction, can dramatically reduce energy demands in buildings. Another key method to reduce demand on energy use is associated with heating and cooling. Heating represents the largest single amount of energy use in buildings in the US on average, closely followed by cooling. We will review the fundamentals of passive solar design.

Building Commissioning & Energy Modeling as a Design Tool:

In depth look at two fundamental requirements of creating energy efficient buildings. We will review the commissioning process in detail, including timing of key elements and stakeholder roles and responsibilities plus the creation, interpretation and use of energy modeling for the average person. Discussion focused on what to do with the information provided from modeling and how to use it as a design tool rather than as a check on performance after the fact.

  • Members: $245.
  • Non-members: $295.
  • Qualifying Grantees: No Charge* (see info above)
  • Avison Young employees: No Charge